The Stratford Co-operative and Industrial Society opened at the corner of Falmouth Street and Maryland Street, Stratford Newtown in 1862.
This sculptured figure symbolising youth making a gesture of welcome and friendship is positioned above the entrance to Kensington Youth Club.
The Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society opened their only shop on the north side of the river in Kennard Street in 1905. This postcard view shows it before the First World War. It was closed in the late 1970s and houses now stand on the site.
By Arthur Brighton
My dad, Arthur Brighton born 1922, was a cub, then a scout in the 7th East Ham Scouts at St Mary Magdalene church hall, East Ham. This picture dates from about 1931, doesn't he look smart in his uniform. His Scoutmaster was a chap called Chapman and I can remember going to visit him in later years in Ruislip. Dad's older brother Sid was also a scout in the 1st East Ham Scouts.
The annual Fish and Chip Supper of the St. Andrew's Boys Club, Christmas 1946-7.
Can anyone recognise themselves from the picture. St. Andrew's Boys Club was one of a number of clubs in the district - St. Lukes - Custom House - Fairbairn and Mansfield - Dockland Settlement were others that did so much for the young population after the Second World War.
Posted by Alf Fox
The Canning Town Field Club, afterwards The ‘Chip Chap' Club. William Swain, William H. Smith (Hon. Sec.), Amos Herring (President), William J. Swain and Phillip Thornhill. Photographed on 13 July, 1884.
From: Some Account of The "Chip Chap Club" by Percy Thompson, F.L.S - From the collection of Newham Heritage Service.
The Drumhead Service is being held probably in the TA Centre on the Portway and may be a Service of Remembrance. A military chaplain is officiating. The Mayor of West Ham appears to be holding the Colour of D Branch of London Transport Old Comrades Association. (These branches were often associated with Home Guard Unit).